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2008 SEMA: Dodge Challenger Convertible

MORE SEMA INFO: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/sema/2008/dodgechallengerconvertiblenews.html HIGH SPRINGS, Florida — Dodge has no plans to offer a Challenger convertible, which provides Coach Builders Ltd. an open shot at muscle car enthusiasts looking for an alternative to the popular Ford Mustang drop top. Now in final preparations for its official debut at the upcoming 2008 SEMA Show, the Coach Builders Dodge Challenger convertible will be shown alongside the company's Chrysler 300C and Cadillac CTS convertible conversions. Coach Builders' Larry Moran told Inside Line that production of the Challenger convertible will begin on November 15, and that the company is "already taking deposits for getting a place in line." The Challenger convertible conversion is priced at $16,000, Moran said. A 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 currently costs $41,695 including shipping charges and gas-guzzler tax, so expect to pay nearly $58,000 for open-air Challenger motoring. Moran also says that "custom interiors, performance options and wheels and tires" will be offered, but the details "are not firmed up yet." The car that will debut at SEMA was fortified with a Vortech Supercharger that bumps the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 to 560 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It rides slightly lower on a KW coil-over suspension kit and 22-inch Foose Challenger wheels wrapped in Nitto tires. The convertible conversion reinforces the Challenger with strut bars hidden inside the trunk instead of a visible roll bar, and the acrylic polyester cloth hydraulic top is padded between the structure and the exterior fabric for sound and temperature insulation. A heated glass rear window and matching fabric headliner are also included.


 


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Dodge Challenger SRT8 @ the Track
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DODGE CHALLENGER SRT8: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=125459 The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a muscle car, right? An American muscle car. So naturally, the first thing I want to do when I jump behind the wheel is a big American smoky burnout. "Not here," says Pete Gladysz, the Dodge guy babysitting our test car and riding shotgun, as he looks around the leafy, tranquil residential street we're on in the middle of Pasadena. "Wait 'till we get to the track." Gladysz, powertrain senior manager for Chrysler LLC's SRT Group, sounds serious. So I wait.





Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
SEE THE FULL COMPARO: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=135206?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..4.* They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase, then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable machines. Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today, either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked. The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them, packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs. the Fit's exceptional utility. In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25 percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.





2008 SEMA: Hyundai Genesis Black Camo Coup
CHECK OUT MORE SEMA COVERAGE: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/sema/2008/2010hyundaigenesisbla ckcamocoupenews.html FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The wraps have been taken off the latest customized 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, revealing a menacing black camouflage exterior, an APR rear wing and tinted taillights. The Genesis coupe was tuned by Street Concepts and will make its sizzling 2008 SEMA Show debut on November 4. Hyundai confirmed in a statement that it will show off three modified Genesis Coupes at the upcoming SEMA show. This latest version underscores the Korean automaker's commitment to beefing up its performance-car credibility. In early September, Hyundai said HKS USA will create a Genesis Coupe 2.0t for SEMA. Hyundai says the camo-swathed iteration of the Genesis Coupe was inspired by the stealth fighter jet. The package also features a custom grille design, Volk 19-inch racing wheels, performance tires, a modified suspension and Brembo brakes. The 3.8-liter V6 engine, with an estimated 306 horsepower, has been tweaked with a Magnaflow cat-back Exhaust and a cold air intake system. Interior touches include carbon-fiber dashboard trim, a custom Infinity audio system, Cobra seats and black suede accents. Earlier, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was expected to be delivered to dealers in early February. But in Wednesday's press release about the Street Concepts Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the automaker said the "production model arrives in spring of 2009." The horsepower numbers on the Genesis Coupe also appear to have been readjusted. Hyundai previously said the V6 engine would deliver 310 horsepower and that the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine would deliver 223 hp. In its latest missive, it says the four-cylinder will deliver 210 hp.





2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - 1st Full Test
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=130808 ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey — There has been lots of speculation about the speed of the new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, and we were able to conduct our own independent testing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, the site of the official introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger lineup. This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new muscle car in R/T trim. Our data includes 0-60-mph acceleration, quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as insight from IL's test-driver. Chrysler based its introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, R/T and SE at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, a traditional stop for the NHRA's professional drag-racing championship. Thanks to our portable Racelogic VBOX III testing gear, we were able to use the track for performance testing, although the lack of a suitable plot of pavement precluded skid pad evaluation. The 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-hp 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (5.5 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip), then reached the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds at 100.8 mph. In comparison, the 315-hp 2008 Mustang Bullitt we tested late last year with a 4.6-liter V8 and Tremec five-speed manual transmission ran to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The Bullitt also ran a 13.8-second quarter-mile at 102.1 mph. At 4,041 pounds, the R/T weighs about 100 pounds less than a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a six-speed transmission. In fact the R/T is only fractionally slower to 60 mph than the SRT8's 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with 1 foot of rollout). The difference lies in the higher redline of the SRT8's 425-hp 6.1-liter Hemi, which enables the car to pull past 60 mph in 2nd gear. In comparison, the R/T requires a shift into 3rd gear.





2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 707 Horsepower? Hell Yeah! – Ignition Ep. 116
On this episode of Ignition, presented by Universal Technical Institute, Carlos Lago drives the most powerful production muscle car on the market: The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. While it isn’t the most powerful production V-8 in the world (which loses to the $1 million McLaren P1 by 20 hp before electric motors), the Hellcat’s 707 hp rating seems too incredible to believe -- especially when you consider the cost. The question is whether this Challenger has any brain to go along with its extreme brawn. Through a trip to the Dyno, the test track, the road, and a standing mile, we find out. Ignition appears every other Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & https://www.facebook.com/mt.ignition Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/mt_ignition Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Instagram - @mt_ignition Website - http://www.motortrend.com





1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum 4 Speed
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum 4 Speed. All origional #'s Matching





Plymouth Road Runner Concept
Ressurection of a muscle car legend. Plymouth Road Runner Design Concept for 2011 by designer Michael Leonhard. www.michael-leonhard.com





Dodge Challenger 1970
Ground up restoration, 360 performance engine. Fast street machine! For more pics: http://www.DodgeChallenger.nl





SEMA: CoupeR Obsidian 1967 Ford Mustang
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Matt Couper of Couper Design describes the Obsidian 1967 Ford Mustang, a 900-horsepower custom.





Leaving SEMA Show 2013 - 1 Hour of Custom Cars
Watch Leaving SEMA 2014 - 1 Hour of Custom Cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asgDsfNfQNA http://www.realtruck.com/ 866-262-3738 Tricked out custom rides from the SEMA Show Cruise 2013. We bring you 1 hour of high quality video from exotic cars, lifted trucks, hot rods, and more. If you want to customize your pickup truck like these visit http://www.realtruck.com/





2010 Dodge Challenger Street Machine SEMA 2013
A 2010 Dodge Challenger custom that I shot at SEMA 2013....The paint and stance of this car had a crowd drawn all week.....very cool...Check it out!!....Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of the other awesome cars that I shot at this show!! My apparel provided by: http://www.etmotorgear.com Check them out!!





First Test: 2010 SMS 570 Challenger
Associate Editor Scott Evans is out at the Motor Trend test track to find out how fast the all-new 2010 SMS 570 Challenger is. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1006_2010_sms_supercars_sms_570_ challenger_test/index.html





Making A Dodge Challenger
We sent a team to the Brampton Assembly Plant to get a "behind the scenes" look at the elements that go into the creation of a Dodge Challenger. So if you love this iconic muscle car, follow us on the journey...





2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - First Test
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_dodge_challenger_srt8_ 392_test/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/Motor_Trend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Duane Sempson & Gordon Green Edited by: Duane Sempson





Dodge Challenger -70 start and drive
Starting and driving my Challenger. Last driven two or three weeks ago.





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